I'm just wondering what "just around the corner means" is it the corner 10000 ks away or the next turn. This game has clearly been released far too early, and as a gamer I know delaying tactics when I see them. I'm sorry maybe you guys should have kept this one in the oven for a few more years as it is in grave danger of becoming irrelevant long before ever being released. Don't give us rubbish like that give us a date you know tomorrow or the next day. In fact just around the corner is now getting cobwebs on it. And as for "pre patch announcement" you've got to be kidding this just another mindless delaying tactic.
Far too early content-wise but unless there is another entity backing Larian up, we could see this particular EA as an acceptable way to get another source of funding. It goes beyond having a wide sample of unpaid beta testers.
I do not expect the game to be released in 2021 and that's good. Now they have the money so let's grant them time to reassess and develop. That game really needs it because beyond some valid pillars coming from their latest opus (and hopefully a great story), many/most other domains and aspects of the game are unsatisfactory.